CONAKRY Jan 21 Guinea's military junta has
officially named veteran opposition politician Jean-Marie Dore
as prime minister of a transitional government charged with
restoring civilian rule, a spokesman said on Thursday.
On Tuesday, a source close to the junta said Dore, head of
party the Union for the Progress of Guinea, had been picked to
lead the world's biggest bauxite exporter to the first elections
since Moussa Dadis Camara seized power in December 2008.
"Jean-Marie Dore ... has been named prime minister, head of
the transitional government," Commandant Mandjou Dioubate said
on state radio.
Like Camara -- still convalescing outside the country after
a Dec. 3 assassination bid -- Dore is from one of the minority
ethnic groups of Guinea's Forestiere region. His naming is hoped
to persuade Camara supporters to back the transition process.
Defence Minister Sekouba Konate assumed control of the West
African country after the attempt on Camara's life. Camara has
since promised to organise elections which the international
community have long demanded.
Dioubate did not give any further details about the
composition of the government.